Joel Dehlin

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Joel Dehlin
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Nationality American
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Occupation Entrepreneur

Joel Dehlin is an entrepreneur and the CEO/co-founder of the Kuali Company. He has held Chief Technology Officer positions at Instructure, O.C. Tanner Co., a human resource consulting services company and at iQor, a business process outsourcing (BPO) company. He held the Chief Information Officer position at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to working for the LDS Church, he worked at Microsoft for 10 years in various roles, at Arthur Andersen, and at Novell. While at Microsoft, Joel worked on the original microsoft.com product, in the mobile devices division, and as the executive producer and co-designer of Microsoft Allegiance.[1] He was instrumental in getting Microsoft to release Allegiance as an open source project, which survives today in the Free Allegiance community.[2] He was also one of the co-creators of Microsoft PixelSense. He has 21 patents.[3]

Dehlin co-authored the book Object Programming with Visual Basic 4 and Microsoft Office for Windows 95[4] and is formerly a member of the KPCG CIO Strategy Exchange and the Gartner CIO Research Board. He currently serves as a strategic advisor to Alta Ventures Mexico, a venture capital firm with offices in Mexico City and Utah.

Dehlin was Chairman of the Board for Rhomobile, until the company sold to Motorola Solutions in 2011.[5] He is a co-founder of Zapp Energy[6] and Energy Auction Exchange.[7]

Dehlin lives in Utah with his wife Lani and their seven children. His brother is John Dehlin.

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